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Werner Borkes is the Festival Director for the Roze Filmdagen, the Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. 12 years ago he started as a programmer out of love for short films. Today the 11 days festival is one of the cultural highlights of Holland's capital and was nominated 'Best Film Festival'. It will celebrate its 18th edition next year. Prior to his festival job, Werner graduated as a drama teacher and afterwards he worked as a writer and director's assistant for several popular TV drama series.